Adoption Fundrasier This Sunday 2 till 4pm at our home. Come get your Uganda Magazine Necklaces!!!
Drop by our home and BROWSE FOR YOUR BEADS this Sunday from 2-4. I have approximately 100 beads on hand. WARNING-- THEY WILL GO FAST! So get here early to get the best selection!!! I also have the COW HORN earrings too! There is a limited supply of the earrings so get them while you can!! They match so great with your necklaces! These are one of a kind, gotta have them, coversation starter beads! They come in ALL colors and are so original. They make FABULOUS gifts!!! The Payne family receives $10 for every necklace and earring purchase to go towards their adotpion costs. The necklcaes are a $25 donation and a $15 donation for the earrings! The remaining funds go back to Uganda to employ the women who make the beads and to a feeding program ran by local girl Katie Davis.
We fell in love this summer, on a mission trip to Ethiopia, with a 3 year old boy who lives in an orphanage!!! Now we are trying out best to make him a PAYNE and bring him HOME!!! I can't wait for all of you to meet him!!!! I miss him sooo much!!!
We live in the Bridgeton Park Subdivision in Brentwood. Take Concord Rd to Concord Pass. 2nd left on Concord Pass is the BP subdivision. We are at 1259 Wheatley Forest Drive! See you there!!
Thanks so much for all of your support! Those of you who already have your beads I would love for you to stop by! I need to get some pics of all my friends and family wearing their beads, so at least stop by and say HI if you can! and bring that friend who keps asking you where you got yours! :)
Repost this link today on your FB/Twitter page, let me know, and your name will go into a drawing for a FREE necklace Sunday at the event!!! Repost again on Sunday and get another chance at wining the necklace :) Thanks for helping us market this shoportunity!!!!!
Feel free to use anything that you find useful on this blog. We are all in this together, all trying to advocate for the orphan and raise awareness of the need to ADOPT. I am not trying to attach my name to anything, just trying to bring attention to the fatherless.
We are a family that has truly been blessed! Phil and I were married 9 years ago and we NOW have 3 amazing children! Robby is 15 and Caitlin is age 13, and Mamo age 5. God sent Robby and Caitlin into our lives shortly after we were married and each moment has been a joyous one! In December 2010, we adopted our youngest from Ethiopia, Africa. We are a family who has been created by adoption and have been blessed beyond measure! I have the most amazing husband in the world...Philip you are my ROCK and my BEST friend! :)
July 20 Met Daniel Mamo in Ethiopia on Mission Trip with Ordianry Hero
July 21 Phil says YES and schedules Homestudy AppointmentJuly 24-Robby and I Return Home from Ethiopia
Jul 29 FIRST Homestudy Visit
July 29 Sue with CCI agrees that we may pursue Mamo!
Sept 8 Dossier completed and submitted
Sept 9 I-600a completed and sumbitted
Sept 20 - Daniel receives care package from us and learns he we are coming to him to be his FOREVER family!!
Sept 28 Ethiopian Courts RE-OPEN!!
Sept 28 Payne/Mamo case submitted to the ET courts Oct 12 Received FIRST Court Date of Nov 10th! Travel booked! Woo hoo!
Oct 19th Fingerprinting Appointment for I600-A Nov 4 Begin Journey to Ethiopia Nov 10 Court Date in Ethiopia - WE PASSED!!!!
Nov 12 Come home! Praying to go back SOON to bring him home FOREVER!! Nov 22 Mamo's Birth Certificate issued!
Nov 29th Mamo's Medical Clearance and Passport Issued Dec 8 Receive email that we have been cleared for travel for Embassy appt Dec 16 Dec 13 Begin Journey back to Ethiopia Dec 16 US Embassy Appointment Dec 19 Return HOME as a family of 5 Forever!!!